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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Do you know what you’re doing with your political court sign this weekend?
A non-profit science and technology could use it.
When it comes to campaign signs, many only see Republicans or Democrats.
“I’ve seen them all over town,” said Eric Kaplan of Made New Makerspace.
But the guys from made New Makerspace see plastic and metal.
“And I know from projects that I personally made how versatile corrugated board can be, so I emailed Jim,” Kaplan said.
“The list of things you can do is almost endless,” said Jim Clements, also at Makerspace.
As the election cycle goes on, they collect hundreds of these characters every day.
They are used to help disadvantaged students explore interests in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Coroplast can cost anywhere from $ 20 to $ 40, depending on quality.
These characters can all become free.
And that doesn’t just keep them out of landfills; it could add to one’s career.
Jim and Eric have collected around 700 characters so far, hopefully enough to keep them until the next election.
Regardless of whether you want to reuse or upcycle your campaign sign, there will be a time when you will need to remove it.
According to the Omaha City Code, you must remove them seven days after making an appropriate election.
You can drop off your signs at a number of locations in Omaha.
“Made New Makerspace” has trash cans in his Millard workshop: 14247 S Street.
“Exist Green” in Dundee: 4914 Underwood Avenue.
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